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NCJ Number: 51093 Find in a Library
Title: CONTROLLING CRIME IN THE SCHOOL - A COMPLETE SECURITY HANDBOOK FOR ADMINISTRATORS
Author(s): S D P VESTERMARK; P D BLAUVELT
Corporate Author: Parker Publishing Co, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 354
Sale Source: Institute for Reduction of
Crime, Inc
United States of America

Parker Publishing Co, Inc
West Nyack, NY 10994
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: WRITTEN FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS RESPONSIBLE FOR SCHOOL SECURITY, THIS VOLUME DETAILS THE DEVELOPMENT AND REINFORCEMENT OF A BASIC SECURITY PLAN AND OUTLINES RESPONSES TO MAJOR SECURITY PROBLEMS.
Abstract: THE FIRST SECTION DEALS WITH DEVELOPING A SECURITY PROGRAM SUITABLE TO THE NEEDS OF INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS; IT EMPHASIZES THE GENERAL GOALS AND SPECIFIC PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO THE FORMULATION OF AN EFFECTIVE SCHOOL SECURITY PLAN AND IT PROVIDES INFORMATION FOR TAILORING A PROGRAM TO SPECIFIC NEEDS. THE FOLLOWING DEVELOPMENTAL STEPS ARE DISCUSSED: IDENTIFYING SECURITY NEEDS, BUILDING A SCHOOL COMMUNITY, CHOOSING A BASIC SECURITY PROGRAM, DESIGNATING TYPES OF PERSONNEL FOR THE SECURITY JOB, AND POLICY AND OPERATIONAL PLANNING. IN THE SECOND SECTION, THE MAJOR TYPES OF CRIMINAL ACTS WHICH EDUCATORS ARE LIKELY TO ENCOUNTER ARE CONSIDERED ALONG WITH POSSIBLE REMEDIES. SUGGESTIONS FOR COMBINING THE GENERAL APPROACHES DEVELOPED IN THE FIRST SECTION WITH OTHER SOUND SECURITY PROCEDURES ARE OFFERED. THE PREVENTION OF AND RESPONSE TO MAJOR TYPES OF SCHOOL CRIME ARE DISCUSSED, ALONG WITH VANDALISM CONTROL, BOMB THREATS, THE DRUG PROBLEM, CONTROLLING RUMORS, MASS DISRUPTIONS, AND THE ROLE OF THE POLICE. FINALLY, SEVERAL IMPORTANT APPROACHES TO SUPPLEMENTING A BASIC SCHOOL SECURITY PROGRAM ARE OUTLINED; THE FIRST INVOLVES THE STUDENT ROLE IN SCHOOL SECURITY, WHILE THE SECOND CENTERS ON THE WAY IN WHICH CHANGES IN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW ENCOURAGE EACH MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY TO TAKE A MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN PROTECTING THE SCHOOL AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. A MODEL FOR INVOLVING STUDENTS IN SCHOOL SECURITY IS DETAILED. TABLES, PHOTOS, AND INCIDENT REPORT FORMS ARE INCLUDED. REFERENCES AND AN INDEX ARE PROVIDED. (KBL)
Index Term(s): Bomb threats; Community involvement; Crime prevention measures; Drug use; Personnel selection; Police responsibilities; Program implementation; Program planning; School security; School vandalism; Student disorders
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